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Lily Topples the World follows 20-year old sensation Lily Hevesh—the world’s most acclaimed domino toppler and the only girl in her field—as she rises as an artist, role model, and young woman. Filmed for over 3 years across countless cities and featuring appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Will Smith, YouTuber Casey Neistat, and a steady stream of Gen-Z creators. Lily Topples the World is a coming-of-age story cloaked within a unique portrait of an artist, a story of how passion and creativity can make dreams come true, and an unlikely American tale of a quiet Chinese adoptee who transforms into a global artistic force with over 1 billion YouTube views.

Lily's endeavors are massive tasks that require an almost obsessive-focus and hours of labor. As she rises to more and more prominent gigs she invites other topplers to help her realize her vision, letting the audience in on an interesting ecosystem of young people navigating futures as pro YouTubers. including, Lily herself as she enters college.

Lily Topples the World is a joyful and entertaning doc of Lily's accomplishments and it is portrait of a loving blended family. As she grows up and builds her name, Lily's family is delighted and proud of her path. Lilly's Dad acts as guardian, business advisor, and cheerleader for Lily as she goes from a kid with a talent to an internet star realizing her own product line. Through all of her professional growth, Lily remains grounded and generous and creates eye-popping topples that delight veiwers of all ages.

Appropriate for viewers age 9+

Content Considerations: limited incidents of strong language

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Domino Toppler, Lily Hevesh, and Director, Jeremy Workman moderated by MdFF Artistic Director, Christy LeMaster.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    91 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    English closed captions available
  • Director
    Jeremy Workman
  • Producer
    Jeremy Workman, Robert J. Lyons
  • Executive Producer
    Kelly Marie Tran, Allen Altman, Cathie Altman, Jane Lee, Marnie Black, Scott Black
  • Cast
    Lily Hevesh
  • Cinematographer
    Jeremy Workman, Michael Lisnet
  • Editor
    Jeremy Workman
  • Composer
    Carly Comando